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Mud Pots, Lake Myvatn

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#6 of 11 in Nature in Northeast Region
Geologic Formation Nature / Park
At Mud Pots, the strong smell of sulfur and the combination of bubbling mud and thermal pools will make you feel like you're on another planet. Hike up and down the hill from the right side, since the left side is extremely steep with loose gravel. Watch how the acid and microorganisms decompose surrounding rock into clay and mud. Several wooden platforms at the top of the hill offer views of the valley, lava fields, and highlands. Be careful, since the crust is very thin in places, and hot water is right below. On wet days, paths are muddy, so wear appropriate shoes. Using our online itinerary creator, Reykjahlid attractions like Mud Pots can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The stench of sulfur permeates this area. Nevertheless, it's worth wandering the boiling mud pots, fumes, steam rising from the ground.
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  • Many people originally brought this here without a mask and was 嗆 to, if it can be said is 圍 or Scarf neck instead of a face mask, this is the place where one cannot think of Council and is well worth this participants view here in the future.
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  • You have to bear the smell of sulphur, but this place is so special. Hissing rocks blowing steam and very active mud pots. I loved it!  more »

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